Future Generations Youth Leadership (FG) is a community-based, early intervention program designed to reduce risk factors and build resiliency skills among youth and families. Success in this program is achieved through mentoring, community involvement, support, homework assistance and talent/skill development.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • antisocial behaviors
  • aggressive behaviors
  • familial antisocial behaviors
  • peer rejection
  • poor academic performance

Skills Built:

  • communication
  • conflict resolution
  • goal setting
  • resiliency
  • social competencies
  • problem solving
  • school motivation
  • healthy sense of self

Age/Grade Level: Youth ages 10-18

Setting: After school, summer residential camp and summer day camp

Format: 4-day/week after-school sessions; 5-day combo overnight & day camp; 4-week summer day camp. ::See descriptions of program components below::

Effectiveness: Documented evidence of:

  • increased parental supervision and discipline
  • increased levels of academic performance
  • increased levels of commitment to school
  • decreased levels of school-based anti-social behaviors

Future Generations After School

The Future Generations after-school program provides a safe outlet for each young person’s energy and creativity. The program includes recreational, educational and service-learning activities. Decision making is a key component of the program.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • poor academic performance
  • lack of engagement in school
  • lack of after-school activities

Skills Built:

  • decision making
  • building healthy peer relationships
  • goal setting
  • academic success

Age/Grade Level: Ages 10-18

Setting: After school

Format: A series of after-school sessions, four days per week, during the school year

Effectiveness: Documented evidence of:

  • increased parental supervision and discipline
  • increased levels of academic performance
  • increased levels of commitment to school
  • decreased levels of school-based anti-social behaviors

Kids Kamp (a component of FG)

**To be eligible for Kids Kamp, youth must be enrolled in Future Generations during the school year.** Kids Kamp is a 5-day combination of overnight camping and day camps involving fun activities that address social competency, skill building, and communication styles. Team building and individual support are fostered through games and recreational activities.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • poor peer interaction
  • aggressive behaviors
  • lack of self-efficacy

Skills Built:

  • social competency
  • anger management
  • communication
  • cooperation
  • empathy
  • nature appreciation

Age/Grade Level:  Ages 10-18

Setting: Summer camp

Format: Three days/two nights of overnight camp; two days of day camp

Connections (a component of FG)

** To be eligible for Connections, children must be enrolled in Future Generations during the school year.** Connections is a summer program based on experiential education that targets resiliency and protective factors for at-risk youth. The key to this program is the ‘connection’ the youth make with their community surroundings and the exploration of higher education.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • lack of knowledge of the community
  • lack of information about college/ career exploration
  • difficulty making a connection between themselves and their communities

Skills Built:

  • social competency
  • communication
  • resiliency
  • future goal setting

Age/Grade Level: Ages 10-15

Setting: Community locations throughout Lancaster City and County

Format: Four days per week for 4 weeks during the summer

Contact Jasmine Rivera at (717) 299-2831 x226 today to learn more.